About five yards of chintz will be required for the covering; or you might use the merino of an old dress.
“Take this plug and give him a rub down, chintz,” said Iredale.
Whether a chintz is bright or dull, its pattern is important.
Besides, I have no fancy for that ferret-faced chintz becoming one of our party.
Why had she put on that chintz dress with tufts of wild flowers glowing on a maroon ground?
Pen had achieved the homelike with some chintz hangings and a rug.
When she came out she was dressed in what appeared to be chintz bedroom curtains.
"The oak and the chintz rooms, I suppose," Sophia timidly suggested.
You may find inspiration in a length of chintz, in an old fan, in a faded print—anywhere!
And my two nieces are next door, I see, as gay as chintz can make them.
1719, plural of chint (1610s), from Hindi chint, from Sanskrit chitra-s "clear, bright" (cf. cheetah). The plural (the more common form of the word in commercial use) became regarded as singular by late 18c., and for unknown reason shifted -s to -z; perhaps after quartz. Disparaging sense, from the commonness of the fabric, is first recorded 1851 in George Eliot (in chintzy).